Nationally bestselling author, James Michael Pratt, pays tribute to all mothers through the powerful memories of his own mother - a typical everyday Mom. Jim's stories bring back memories of our own childhood interactions with Mom and the important values that she tried so hard to instill in our lives. James Michael Pratt writes: "Oatmeal might not literally stick to ribs, but I never, ever, eat it without hearing Mom's voice. So it wasn't just the oatmeal that stuck to this boy. The porridge was a symbol of something else that would stay with me — her love and pride in me and the time-tested values she taught, which provided real warmth and a shield against the punches life would deliver."